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RE-LIVE: WAFA 1-1 Asante Kotoko and updates from all matches - 2017/18 Ghana Premier League

Published on: 18 March 2018 brings you the LIVE play-by-play of the opening league clash between WAFA and Asante Kotoko from the Red Bull Arena in Sogakope as well as updates from other Premier League venues.

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The much-awaited Ghana Premier League finally kicked off on Saturday with Inter Allies announcing their readiness for the league title with a 3-0 lashing of Bechem United.

We shall give you LIVE update from the Red Bull Arena in Sogakope as WAFA take on Kotoko.

The Porcupine Warriors were pitilessly beaten by the Academy Boys last season and The Reds will be looking to have at least a respectable scoreline this time.

But before we start the updates from Sogakope, let's take a quick look at the fixtures for this afternoon

Let's look at the line ups of both WAFA and Kotoko.

WAFA line up:

Kotoko line up

15:00 - Kickoff

15:01 - WAFA SC keeping possession. Musah Nuhu sends a long one in but Richard Danso is brought down by Amos Frimpong.

15:03 - Free kick for WAFA.

15:03 - GOAL!!! Aminu Mohammed converts a Beckham-like free kick to give the home side the lead. WAFA 1-0 Kotoko

15:04 - YELLOW CARD - Emmanuel Gyamfi booked for handling the ball.

15:07 - Asante Kotoko with an improved show so far. Corner for Kotoko

15:08 - Corner kick taken but cleared by Musah Nuhu. Danso on the move but he's brought down. Foul for WAFA

15:09 - WAFA pushing hard to increase the tally. RichardRichard Danso proving too strong for the Kotoko defenders

15:10 - Corner for Kotoko. The Reds doing all to grab the equaliser before the game ends

UPDATE FROM TECHIMAN: Goal for Hearts as Winful Cobbinah scores from the spot following foul on Isaac Mensah. Eleven Wonders 0-1 Hearts

Back to Sogakope. ..

15:15 - Referee Charles Bulu gives Wahab Adams a verbal caution as he seem to be landing some cynical tackles

15:16 - Game on. Prosper Ahiabor tries a long drive by it goes way away from the post

15:18 - GOAL ... Yakubu Mohammed connects beautifully from a Jordan Opoku drive to restore parity for Kotoko. WAFA 1-1 Kotoko

Update from Tarkwa: Kwame Boateng has shot Medeama in front with a beautiful striker. Medeama 1-0 Karela FC

15:26 - Corner kick for Kotoko, headed away but Emmanuel Gyamfi loops in a beautiful cross but Wahab misses by inches.

15:29 - Back to Sogakope. Kwame Boahene brought down. Free kick for Kotoko.

Update from Obuasi: Shafiwu Mumuni has shot AshGold ahead with a beautiful header. AshGold 1-0 Wa All Stars

15:39- Back to Sogakope: Emmanuel Owusu comes on for Wahab Adams who is injured. Forced substitution for Kotoko.

15:40 - WAFA keeping possession and winning all the free kicks close to the Kotoko 18 box.

15:42 - Yellow Card - Jackson Owusu booked for cynical tackle on Aminu Mohammed

15:44 - Wonderful tackle from Musah Nuhu. Beautiful turn.

15:45 - 2 minutes of time added on

HT: WAFA 1-1 Kotoko


WAFA SC 1️⃣-1️⃣ Asante Kotoko SC [Mohammed AMINU || Yakubu MOHAMMED]

Eleven Wonders FC 0️⃣-1️⃣ Hearts of Oak [Winful COBBINA (pen)]

Ashanti Gold SC 1️⃣-0️⃣ Wa All Stars [Shafiu MUMUNI]

Medeama SC 1️⃣-0️⃣ Karela United FC [Kwame BOATENG]

Dreams FC 0️⃣-0️⃣ Elmina Sharks FC

Ebusua Dwarfs 0⃣-0⃣ Berekum Chelsea


46'- WAFA tailoring passes together, knocking hard at the doors of Kotoko for another goal.

47'- Corner kick for WAFA. Aminu Mohammed sends a nice curler in bad Bashiru Omar heads wayward

49'- Throw in for Kotoko.

50'- Kotoko dictating the pace of the game now. But Gyamfi flagged offside

53'- WAFA looking dangerous now. Richard Danso continuously proving too difficult for the Kotoko defenders

55'- Kotoko now turning the heat on WAFA

57'- Kotoko SUB: Jordan Opoku makes way for Douglas Owusu-Ansah

58'- Corner kick for Kotoko. Taken but headed away by Musah Nuhu.

59'- Brilliant save by Felix Annan as WAFA nearly found the back of the net again

UPDATE FROM TECHIMAN: Alex Asamoah has headed home the equaliser for Eleven Wonders from a Kwadwo Amoako free kick. Eleven Wonders 1-1 Hearts

68'- Kotoko SUB: Yakubu Mohammed makes way for Mawuli Osei

70'- WAFA SUB: Richard Danso is replaced by Daniel Lomotey

UPDATE FROM CAPE COAST: Ebusua Dwarfs are up from the spot after Aljahi Mustapha was brought down for J.E. Amoah Mensah to put the ball at the back of the net

74'- YELLOW CARD: Ibrahim Fofana of WAFA goes into Bulu's books for a wrong tackle

78'- YELLOW CARD: Mawuli Osei booked for pulling Bashiru Omar down. Free kick for WAFA

80'- Great save from Felix Annan. Kotoko turn defence into attack

82'- Corner kick for WAFA. Swiftly taken but headed away

84'- WAFA SUB: Jamal Mohammed comes on for Aminu Mohammed

87'- Wonderful save by Felix Annan once again after Emmanuel Owusu Ansah nearly scored an own goal

90'- Three minutes of time added on

90+3'- FT: WAFA 1-1 KOTOKO - Brilliant game from both sides. But they've shared the spoils after a pulsating 1-1 draw. Aminu Mohammed broke the virginity of the game under just 3 minutes with a wonderful free kick while Yakubu Mohammed knocked home a Jordan Opoku bullet to restore parity on the 17th minute.



Saturday Inter Allies 3⃣-0⃣ Bechem United [Vitorien Adebayor 2x, Dan Amanfo]

Sunday WAFA SC 1️⃣-1️⃣ Asante Kotoko SC [Mohammed AMINU || Yakubu MOHAMMED]

Eleven Wonders FC 1⃣-1️⃣ Hearts of Oak [Winful COBBINA (pen)] [Alex Asamoah]

Ashanti Gold SC 1️⃣-0️⃣ Wa All Stars [Shafiu MUMUNI]

Medeama SC 1️⃣-0️⃣ Karela United FC [Kwame BOATENG]

Dreams FC 1⃣-0️⃣ Elmina Sharks FC [Zubeiru Sharani]

Ebusua Dwarfs 1⃣-0⃣ Berekum Chelsea [J.E.Amoah Mensah]

By: Sheikh Tophic Sienu @desheikh1 on twitter 

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